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Introduction to Mindfulness

Course Overview

  • 20

    Weeks

Why take this course?

Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness involves paying attention to our moment-by-moment experience of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves having an accepting and non-judgemental attitude towards our experience in the present moment. Many studies have demonstrated how mindfulness practice can reduce stress and improve emotional regulation, focus, and executive functioning.

What will I experience?

• The basics of mindfulness meditation practice

• Mindfulness practices to reduce stress and anxiety

• Mindfulness techniques for dealing with difficult emotions

• Practices that cultivate positive states of mind

• The role mindfulness plays in interpersonal relationships

• Mindfulness practices for coping with pain

• Mindful eating and mindful movement techniques

• Mindfulness in the workplace

• Mindful parenting

• Support for developing a daily mindfulness practice

Additional Information

Enquiries: Janine King - jking@ait.ie

Course Details

Course Fees:
€450
Course Duration:
20 Weeks
Course Commencement Date:

7.00pm Wednesday 20 September 2017

Department:
Dept of Lifelong Learning

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